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Estimates of federal costs of water rules vary widely, Florida DEP says

Thursday, January 13, 2011

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Uncertainty over how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to enforce new water quality standards continues to create wide-ranging cost estimates for meeting the new requirements, a state environmental official said Wednesday. The EPA in December adopted new numeric nutrient standards for phosphorus and nitrogen in Florida waterways. The standards are needed to reduce the […]

Incoming governor Scott taps shipyard executive for Florida DEP post

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Governor-elect Rick Scott on Monday named Jacksonville shipyard executive Herschel Vinyard Jr. to lead the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, calling him a man of “deep environmental knowledge and practical business experience.” Vinyard, who also served as a member of Scott’s economic development transition team, recently served as director of business operation for BAE Systems […]